RICHARD SOWADA is one of Australia’s most active screen culture practitioners. His expertise includes over 15 years in production, distribution, exhibition, curating, strategic planning, and screen-event board participation. He is committed to the development of local audiences and the embracing of progressive industry practices. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD concerning the WWII works of Frank Capra and their influence on documentary. He is founder and director of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival and works as a consultant to the Australian Film Commission and National Screen and Sound Archive.